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Celestial navigator Jack Thatcher is on a one-of-a-kind waka journey around the world.
Celestial navigator Jack Thatcher is on a one-of-a-kind waka journey around the world.

1. Job prospects rise for local good Samaritan

An unemployed Tauranga man who was told to stop cleaning headstones in Tauranga cemeteries has scored an appointment with a recruitment agency.

Kelly McLean cleaning graves on 18th Ave. Photo/file
Kelly McLean cleaning graves on 18th Ave. Photo/file

2. Serious injury in Omanawa motorcycle crash

A female motorcycle rider was flown to Tauranga Hospital after crashing off her bike in Omanawa yesterday.

3. Car-smash victim, 82, dies after brave fight for life

An elderly woman critically injured in a road crash in the Palmerston North area last month has died and will be farewelled in Tauranga this week.

4. Tauranga man on world-wide waka voyage

A Tauranga man embarking on a world-wide waka journey has just left Hawaii to begin the three-year journey.

5. Old Grumpy offers to save the day

A mobile book club called Old Grumpy's Gallery has offered to fill the gap left if the Tauranga City Council goes against public outcry and axes the mobile library.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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